If you're a creative person, we've got some great tools for you in the library. We also have a few websites to recommend that you can access anywhere. Keep reading and get inspired.
We have computers that are loaded with software from Adobe if you want to edit photos, make a video, or do some audio recording. (Look for the signs with the arrows on the left side of the library when you enter.) These computers offer the following programs:
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR DRAW
For those of you with a smart phone or tablet, check out Illustrator Draw. You can "create beautiful free-form vector designs on your mobile device with Illustrator Draw, the app that lets you turn your ideas into production-quality artwork wherever inspiration strikes." Even those of you who aren't exactly talented when it comes to drawing (like me) will enjoy playing around with this fun app.
When you need to do any kind of graphic design, Canva is an amazing resource. You can quickly and easily make posters, logos, social media images, and so much more. There are plenty of free templates for you to customize or you can create your own designs from scratch. Canva is perfect for graphic design beginners, but still has a lot to offer those of you with more experience.
UNSPLASH & PEXELS
It can be hard to find images online that are both free and beautiful. Thankfully, Unsplash and Pexels exist. These are my favorite sources for pictures since they're good quality and cover a wide variety of subjects. Thanks to their Creative Commons Zero licensing, every photo can be used for free and you can edit it any way you want. Speaking of editing. . .
Once you find a photo you like and decide on a project, Pixlr is there to help you edit. With this site, you can add overlays, borders, and stickers. You can also adjust the color and add filters. You don't even need to sign up. Just go to the site and start creating.
We hope these resources are helpful for you. Let us know if you make something cool!